Is it OK for a catholic to be Godparent to a Cof E child?

My grandaudghter has asked me - as a christian believer - to be her two daughters Godmother
She has no other friends who profess a faith or believe in Christ. The children are to be baptised in a village church next month they are aged 5 and 2 and their mother really wants them to be guided in christianity during their early lives. She had a CofE church wedding and is now taking these christenings as much more than just a tradition or social occasion. Her Vicar has no objection but I don’t know if the Catholic church has any ruling on this?

Ecumenical Directory:

  1. It is the Catholic understanding that godparents, in a liturgical and canonical sense, should themselves be members of the Church or ecclesial Community in which the baptism is being celebrated. They do not merely undertake a responsibility for the Christian education of the person being baptized (or confirmed) as a relation or friend; they are also there as representatives of a community of faith, standing as guarantees of the candidate’s faith and desire for ecclesial communion.

The family really should have a member of their own faith community take the primary responsibility of being a godparent. However, you may attend and play a role as a Christian witness:

98 a) However, based on the common baptism and because of ties of blood or friendship, a baptized person who belongs to another ecclesial Community may be admitted as a witness to the baptism, but only together with a Catholic godparent. A Catholic may do the same for a person being baptized in another ecclesial Community.

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